Military couples face challenges that civilian couples do not. We learn to pivot without much notice, are constantly relocating, and reinventing ourselves and our families in new landscapes, jobs, schools and support networks. At times, military life encourages us to be independent of our partners. The resilience and self-growth that comes from this help us to get through the hard times and do what needs to be done. When we come back together, nurturing our relationships is vital to reconnecting, helping our relationships to thrive, and remembering that while we can be independent of one another, we are parts of a whole.

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